Reston Friends Benefits from LEAP — As part of the Re-Energize Reston Challenge, in partnership with LEAP, a check for $1,190 was presented to Friends of Reston on April 15. The funds were used to help purchase the 50 trees Friends’ volunteers planted on Arbor Day to celebrate Reston’s 50th anniversary. The Re-Energize Challenge is a year-long activity with a goal to provide home health check-ups for 1,964 homes in Reston. Friends of Reston will receive $10 for every check-up completed. [Reenergize Reston]
Tune In With The Chamber — The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce will host a free “Movie Night at the Chamber” to benefit the Washington West Film Festival on Thursday, May 1 from 6-9 p.m. They will screen the Tom Hanks’ produced award-winning film An Article of Hope, directed by DC native Dan Cohen. Cohen will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film, along with Washington West Film Festival president, Brad Russell. The screening will in the Chamber offices located at 1763 Fountain Drive. To RSVP for this event, contact Mark Ingrao at [email protected] or call 703.707.9045.
Reston Financial Planner Earns Honor — Judy Redpath, founder of Reston’s VISTA Wealth Strategies LLC, has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified. The selection is based on 17 objective criteria, including a client survey to obtain feedback regarding service and practices. [WomenCertified]
New Owner for HireStrategy — Reston-based staffing firm HireStrategy has been acquired by Chicago-based Addison Group for an undisclosed sum. HireStrategy chief executive Paul Villella, who founded the company in 2000, will continue to lead the company. [Washington Business Journal]